Sport: Viennese Waltz

Far ahead on points after skimming through the compulsory figures, honey-haired Tenley Albright, 19, stood poised and calm on Vienna's open-air rink as the band swung into a lilting melody. Then, with all the confidence of a champion, long-legged Tenley glided out to begin her free skating—the difficult double loops and axels and double salchows of her own devising.

It was time for a lesser competitor to turn careful. In 1953 Tenley won the women's world figure-skating championship, but last year when she started the free figures with the same confidence, a double flip...

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